The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 265 239 290
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +51
Contract jobs citing vSphere 145 186 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.68% 0.88% 0.54%
As % of the System Software category 7.31% 9.57% 6.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 124 82
Average daily rate £400 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £550 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Average hourly rate £21.40 £23.75 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.89% -33.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £23.00 £23.20
% change year-on-year
+37.19% -0.86%
vSphere
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

System Software Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
1984 1944 1890
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 9.37% 9.17% 8.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1339 1271 1145
Average daily rate £425 £403 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.59% +7.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £195 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 116 113
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £17.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +1.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £13.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.80 £28.75 £32.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in London

vSphere
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing vSphere across the London region.

vSphere Daily Rate Trend in London

vSphere
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing vSphere across the London region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

vSphere Daily Rate Histogram in London

vSphere
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the London region.

vSphere Hourly Rate Trend in London

vSphere
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the London region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +8 24 £384 -14.72% 7
Wembley - 2 £300 -
Westminster -6 1 - -
Croydon -17 1 £525 +16.66% 1
Ilford - 1 £375 -
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing vSphere also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited vSphere.

1 219 (82.33%) VMware
2 166 (62.41%) Windows
3 135 (50.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 113 (42.48%) Active Directory
5 105 (39.47%) Microsoft
6 103 (38.72%) Windows Server
7 78 (29.32%) Cisco
7 78 (29.32%) Windows Server 2008
8 71 (26.69%) Linux
9 67 (25.19%) Windows Server 2012
10 57 (21.43%) Finance
10 57 (21.43%) ITIL
11 55 (20.68%) Citrix
12 50 (18.80%) SAN
12 50 (18.80%) DNS
13 48 (18.05%) MS Exchange
13 48 (18.05%) Firewall
14 43 (16.17%) Migration
15 39 (14.66%) Agile Software Development
15 39 (14.66%) Unix
15 39 (14.66%) PowerShell
16 38 (14.29%) Hyper-V
16 38 (14.29%) SQL
16 38 (14.29%) SQL Server
17 37 (13.91%) NetApp
17 37 (13.91%) EMC
18 36 (13.53%) LAN
18 36 (13.53%) MS Excel
19 35 (13.16%) WAN
19 35 (13.16%) Cisco Certification

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing vSphere also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited vSphere. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 48 (18.05%) MS Exchange
2 32 (12.03%) Cloud Foundry
3 27 (10.15%) Apache
3 27 (10.15%) Tomcat
4 26 (9.77%) Exchange Server 2013
4 26 (9.77%) IIS
5 25 (9.40%) Exchange Server 2010
6 16 (6.02%) OpenStack
7 13 (4.89%) Exchange Server 2007
8 11 (4.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 8 (3.01%) SharePoint
9 8 (3.01%) WebSphere
10 7 (2.63%) Skype for Business
11 4 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2003
11 4 (1.50%) WebSphere Application Server
12 3 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (1.13%) Node.js
12 3 (1.13%) Office Communications Server
13 2 (0.75%) Alfresco
13 2 (0.75%) Confluence
Applications
1 36 (13.53%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.01%) MS Office
3 7 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (2.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.50%) Relativity
2 2 (0.75%) Remedy AR System
2 2 (0.75%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.38%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 19 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (4.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (3.76%) Office 365
3 10 (3.76%) PaaS
4 8 (3.01%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (2.63%) IaaS
6 5 (1.88%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (1.50%) Heroku
8 3 (1.13%) GitHub
9 2 (0.75%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.75%) SaaS
9 2 (0.75%) SoftLayer
10 1 (0.38%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.38%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 50 (18.80%) DNS
1 50 (18.80%) SAN
2 48 (18.05%) Firewall
3 36 (13.53%) LAN
4 35 (13.16%) WAN
5 25 (9.40%) DHCP
5 25 (9.40%) VPN
6 24 (9.02%) VLAN
7 19 (7.14%) Network Security
7 19 (7.14%) TCP/IP
8 18 (6.77%) Cisco Nexus
9 15 (5.64%) MPLS
10 14 (5.26%) LDAP
10 14 (5.26%) SSL
11 13 (4.89%) NetScaler
12 12 (4.51%) NAS
13 8 (3.01%) Internet
13 8 (3.01%) iSCSI
13 8 (3.01%) SNMP
14 7 (2.63%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.14%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (3.01%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (3.01%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (2.63%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (1.50%) Big Data
5 4 (1.50%) MySQL
5 4 (1.50%) Redis
6 3 (1.13%) DB2
6 3 (1.13%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.13%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.38%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.38%) Pentaho
8 1 (0.38%) SAP HANA
8 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 27 (10.15%) Git (software)
2 7 (2.63%) DbUnit
2 7 (2.63%) Jenkins
2 7 (2.63%) jMock
2 7 (2.63%) JUnit
2 7 (2.63%) Maven
2 7 (2.63%) Mockito
2 7 (2.63%) SonarQube
3 3 (1.13%) GitLab
3 3 (1.13%) Vagrant
4 2 (0.75%) MSI
General
1 57 (21.43%) Finance
2 16 (6.02%) Banking
3 11 (4.14%) Law
4 8 (3.01%) Financial Institution
5 7 (2.63%) Legal
5 7 (2.63%) Telecoms
6 6 (2.26%) Advertising
6 6 (2.26%) Retail
7 3 (1.13%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.75%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.38%) Military
9 1 (0.38%) Publishing
9 1 (0.38%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 61 (22.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 32 (12.03%) Architect
3 26 (9.77%) VMware Engineer
4 25 (9.40%) Administrator
4 25 (9.40%) Infrastructure Architect
5 24 (9.02%) DevOps Engineer
6 22 (8.27%) Consultant
7 21 (7.89%) Analyst
8 19 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
9 17 (6.39%) Linux Engineer
9 17 (6.39%) Systems Administrator
10 15 (5.64%) Support Engineer
11 14 (5.26%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
11 14 (5.26%) Operations Engineer
12 13 (4.89%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
12 13 (4.89%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 12 (4.51%) Citrix Engineer
13 12 (4.51%) Systems Engineer
14 11 (4.14%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
14 11 (4.14%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (8.65%) Web Services
2 8 (3.01%) Middleware
2 8 (3.01%) XML
3 7 (2.63%) J2EE
3 7 (2.63%) PowerMock
3 7 (2.63%) RabbitMQ
3 7 (2.63%) REST
3 7 (2.63%) RESTEasy
3 7 (2.63%) RESTful
3 7 (2.63%) SOAP
3 7 (2.63%) Spring
4 4 (1.50%) .NET
4 4 (1.50%) X-Windows
5 3 (1.13%) ZeroMQ
6 2 (0.75%) .NET Remoting
6 2 (0.75%) Flash
6 2 (0.75%) HTML
6 2 (0.75%) Windows Identity Foundation
7 1 (0.38%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.38%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 28 (10.53%) Data Centre
2 17 (6.39%) Clustering
3 14 (5.26%) EMC VNX
4 13 (4.89%) Blackberry
5 11 (4.14%) Replication
6 10 (3.76%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (3.01%) Computer Science
8 7 (2.63%) Client/Server
8 7 (2.63%) PKI
9 6 (2.26%) Management Information System
9 6 (2.26%) Public Cloud
10 4 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.50%) FlexPod
10 4 (1.50%) Hedge funds
11 3 (1.13%) Celerra
11 3 (1.13%) Fat Client
11 3 (1.13%) HP Storage
11 3 (1.13%) Private Cloud
11 3 (1.13%) Thin Client
12 2 (0.75%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 166 (62.41%) Windows
2 103 (38.72%) Windows Server
3 78 (29.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 71 (26.69%) Linux
5 67 (25.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 39 (14.66%) Unix
7 34 (12.78%) Windows Server 2003
8 15 (5.64%) CentOS
9 14 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (4.89%) Windows 7
11 12 (4.51%) AIX
12 8 (3.01%) Solaris
12 8 (3.01%) SUSE
13 4 (1.50%) Data ONTAP
13 4 (1.50%) Mac OS X
13 4 (1.50%) Oracle Linux
13 4 (1.50%) VMS
14 3 (1.13%) Android
14 3 (1.13%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.38%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (21.43%) ITIL
2 43 (16.17%) Migration
3 39 (14.66%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (10.90%) DevOps
5 26 (9.77%) Configuration Management
6 23 (8.65%) Coaching
6 23 (8.65%) Mentoring
7 16 (6.02%) Project Management
8 15 (5.64%) E-Commerce
9 14 (5.26%) ITSM
10 13 (4.89%) Continuous Improvement
10 13 (4.89%) ITIL V3
11 12 (4.51%) High Availability
11 12 (4.51%) Security Patching
11 12 (4.51%) Service Management
12 11 (4.14%) TDD
13 10 (3.76%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (3.76%) Load Balancing
13 10 (3.76%) Root Cause Analysis
13 10 (3.76%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 39 (14.66%) PowerShell
2 38 (14.29%) SQL
3 33 (12.41%) Java
4 24 (9.02%) Ruby
5 17 (6.39%) Bash Shell
6 16 (6.02%) Python
7 12 (4.51%) Perl
7 12 (4.51%) VBScript
8 10 (3.76%) Shell Script
9 6 (2.26%) C
9 6 (2.26%) VB
10 4 (1.50%) Go
10 4 (1.50%) JavaScript
10 4 (1.50%) Korn
11 3 (1.13%) Groovy
12 1 (0.38%) C#
12 1 (0.38%) Jython
12 1 (0.38%) PHP
12 1 (0.38%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (13.16%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (12.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 31 (11.65%) CCNA
4 29 (10.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 23 (8.65%) MCSE
6 15 (5.64%) Degree
7 13 (4.89%) Security Cleared
8 11 (4.14%) SC Cleared
9 10 (3.76%) MCITP
10 8 (3.01%) CCNP
11 7 (2.63%) Citrix Certification
12 6 (2.26%) MCSA
13 5 (1.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 4 (1.50%) Microsoft Certified Architect
14 4 (1.50%) Microsoft Certified Master
14 4 (1.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 3 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
15 3 (1.13%) NCDA
15 3 (1.13%) NCIE
16 2 (0.75%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.63%) PCI DSS
2 4 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.50%) SLA
3 2 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.38%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.38%) QA
System Software
1 135 (50.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 113 (42.48%) Active Directory
3 38 (14.29%) Hyper-V
4 34 (12.78%) VMware ESX
5 33 (12.41%) XenApp
6 24 (9.02%) VMware ESXi
7 19 (7.14%) vCloud
7 19 (7.14%) XenDesktop
8 15 (5.64%) NFS
9 14 (5.26%) XenServer
10 12 (4.51%) Microsoft App-V
11 9 (3.38%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 7 (2.63%) Docker
13 5 (1.88%) Samba
14 4 (1.50%) KVM
15 2 (0.75%) ISA Server
15 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 1 (0.38%) Squid
16 1 (0.38%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 1 (0.38%) Xen
Systems Management
1 32 (12.03%) Puppet
2 27 (10.15%) SCCM
3 21 (7.89%) SCOM
4 16 (6.02%) Icinga
4 16 (6.02%) Nagios
4 16 (6.02%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 13 (4.89%) NetBackup
6 12 (4.51%) FreeIPA
6 12 (4.51%) Opscode Chef
6 12 (4.51%) SELinux
7 11 (4.14%) Ansible
8 9 (3.38%) vMotion
9 7 (2.63%) Backup Exec
9 7 (2.63%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 7 (2.63%) vRealize
10 5 (1.88%) HP SIM
10 5 (1.88%) Norton AntiVirus
11 4 (1.50%) EdgeSight
12 3 (1.13%) CA Single Sign-On
12 3 (1.13%) Mesos
Vendors
1 219 (82.33%) VMware
2 105 (39.47%) Microsoft
3 78 (29.32%) Cisco
4 55 (20.68%) Citrix
5 37 (13.91%) EMC
5 37 (13.91%) NetApp
6 35 (13.16%) HP
7 21 (7.89%) Red Hat
8 20 (7.52%) IBM
9 19 (7.14%) CheckPoint
10 18 (6.77%) Dell
11 17 (6.39%) Juniper
12 15 (5.64%) CommVault
13 14 (5.26%) Brocade
14 13 (4.89%) Oracle
15 12 (4.51%) AppSense
16 11 (4.14%) SolarWinds
17 10 (3.76%) Symantec
18 8 (3.01%) 3PAR
19 7 (2.63%) Veeam
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £450 - £500+ per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £535 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £540.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago